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Understanding Breast Lumpectomy

A breast lumpectomy, also known as breast-conserving surgery or partial mastectomy, is a surgical procedure to remove a lump or abnormal tissue from the breast. It is commonly performed to treat early-stage breast cancer or to diagnose and remove benign (non-cancerous) breast lumps. The goal of a lumpectomy is to remove the abnormal tissue while preserving as much of the healthy breast tissue as possible.

Indications for Breast Lumpectomy

Breast lumpectomy may be recommended for various reasons, including:

  • Early-Stage Breast Cancer: To remove the tumor and a small margin of surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Benign Breast Lumps: Such as fibroadenomas or cysts that are causing symptoms or concern.
  • Diagnostic Purposes: To obtain a tissue sample for biopsy and further analysis.

The Breast Lumpectomy Procedure
Breast lumpectomy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The steps involved include:

  • Preparation: Patients receive pre-operative instructions, including fasting guidelines and medication adjustments.
  • Surgical Technique: The surgeon makes an incision over the lump or abnormal area and carefully removes the tissue along with a small margin of surrounding healthy tissue to ensure complete excision.
  • Duration: The procedure usually takes about one to two hours, depending on the size and location of the lump.
  • Completion: Once the lumpectomy is complete, the incision is closed with sutures, and a dressing is applied. The tissue is sent to a laboratory for pathological examination.

Recovery and Post-Operative Care
Recovery following a breast lumpectomy is generally quick, with most patients able to resume normal activities within a few days. Our team at Neo TrueNorth provides detailed post-operative care instructions, including:

  • Pain Management: Recommendations for managing any discomfort with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications.
  • Wound Care: Instructions on keeping the incision clean and dry, changing dressings, and monitoring for signs of infection.
  • Activity Restrictions: Guidance on avoiding strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a specified period.
  • Follow-Up Care: Scheduling follow-up appointments to monitor healing, discuss pathology results, and plan any additional treatments if necessary.

Potential Risks and Complications
As with any surgical procedure, breast lumpectomy carries certain risks and potential complications, including:

  • Infection: At the incision site, which may require antibiotics.
  • Bleeding or Hematoma: Collection of blood at the surgical site.
  • Changes in Breast Shape or Appearance: Including scarring or dimpling.
  • Pain or Numbness: In the breast or surrounding area.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Breast Lumpectomy?

  • Experienced Surgeons: Our board-certified surgeons specialize in breast surgeries and have extensive experience performing lumpectomies with precision and care.
  • Advanced Diagnostic Tools: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, including mammography, ultrasound, and MRI, to accurately identify and evaluate breast abnormalities.
  • Personalized Care: We provide individualized care plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs and health status, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Support: Our multidisciplinary team offers comprehensive support, including pre-operative counseling, post-operative care, and follow-up consultations, to ensure a positive surgical experience.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with modern surgical facilities and the latest technology to provide safe and successful lumpectomy procedures in a comfortable environment.

Trust Neo TrueNorth for expert care in breast lumpectomy. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your treatment options.

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